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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Tryphena Short



Will of Tryphena Short
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 484 & 485 probate year 1905

In re the Estate of Tryphena Short       deceased

This is the last will and Testament of me Phenie Short I have committed my soul into God's hands and am now awaiting his coming to take me to himself I give to my dear sister Ona Mercer my organ to be kept in the home at Belmont while she lives there and when she leaves she is at liberty to take it where she likes. Also I leave to my sister Ona Mercer my clothes inside and outside giving to my dear husband any article dress or any other thing he would like to have except my red dressing gown which I leave to my step mother Mrs. Mercer. Also the amounts of money on my savings bank book I leave to my dear little son Edwin to go towards his education if necessary my gold watch is to be Malcolm, to be worn in remembrance of me also I leave to my dear father my bible (The Christian Heral(?) Edition) my writing desk album autograph album and books I leave to my dear husband my silver cake basket given me by father & Maud as wedding present I give to them again, my tray given me by Ona as wedding present I give to her again all to be kept in remembrance of me. Also all articles about the house such as china silver or glass I leave to Mrs. Short to Mr. Short I give one of my books The Life of Moody. The rest of my wedding presents contained in trunk &c I give to Malcolm sharing with Edwin the silver Butter Cooler Pickle dish and any other useful article.
Phenie Short
Dated at Hants Harbor Tuesday morning Sept 16th, 1902 witness Malcolm Short   Ona Mercer.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Phenie Short
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
May 16 1905
Johnson J.
granted on
the 16th day
of May A.D.
1905 to



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

This page contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 16, 2002

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